|Edition description:||Published by The Parliament House|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)|
About the Author
Young-adult author. Equine professional. Southern gal. Especially fond of family, sunlight, and cookie dough. I wrote my first book in seventh grade, filling one hundred and four pages of a black and white Mead notebook. Back then I lived for two things: horses and R.L. Stine books. Fast forward nearly twenty years, and I still work with horses, and hoard books like most women my age collect shoes. Its amazing how much changes... and how much stays the same.
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Wildwood based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
I grabbed this book because I enjoy reading YA books, it includes horses and the name "Wildwood" is special to me. I really didn't know what to expect and I'm still not sure exactly how to categorize it. The first part of the book is very emotional, heartbreaking and poignant. Tanzy Hightower is horseback riding with her father on her 18th birthday when tragedy strikes. Tanzy blames herself and finds herself lost in her sadness. To top it off, her mother, who is a bit strange at normal times, totally draws into herself and Tanzy has to take over the running of normal life. Is her mother going crazy or is it Tanzy who is losing her mind? In Part Two, the book totally changes tracks and Tanzy finds herself drawn into another parallel world inhabited by beings called the Unseen. She meets several people who try to tell her what is happening, but who can she trust? When you reach Part Three, get ready for another complete shift in the story. Tanzy "travels" back in time in order to find out what is happening to her sanity and we find her in a quasi-gladiator story. Young women are forced to fight predators and each other in order to gain favor with Asher, the self appointed King of the Unseen world. Tanzy is led to believe that she is the reincarnation of Spera, the Queen and key to unlocking the door between the worlds. Through all of this, who can Tanzy trust (or can she actually trust anyone)? Everybody she thinks she can trust eventually let her down and she is left to fend for herself in a strange new world. The writing was very good and very descriptive. I felt like I was living in the story, not just reading it. The author definitely has a way with words and telling a story. My main complaint with the book is that it was pretty confusing at times. There was a lot of information thrown at you in a very rapid manner without much background. Also, I really didn't care for many of the characters and had a hard time relating to them. It seemed like the author started out writing a YA coming of age story with a lot of emotion and then changed midstream to a fantasy. I really never got invested in the story enough to want to continue the trilogy. And, although horses are a part of the story, they aren't as big a part as I thought when I picked up the book. If you truly love fantasy and strange new worlds, you will probably be entertained by this book. It just fell short for me.
This was such an amazing, intense read. And it wasn't at all what I was expecting. I honestly don’t know what I was expecting. But I was blown away. Jones did an great job with each chapter that exploded with twists and turns, with the world building that brought the story to life and with the intensity and energy that flowed from the pages. In just a short time, Tanzy’s life is forever changed and only unravels into further chaos from there on out. She endures so much heartbreak and her trust in others is is demolished from the start. But she was still such an amazing character with an beautiful soul. My favorite part with her was towards the very end. It was interesting seeing her fate played out. I won’t say anything else about it but it was really well done, well written, and gave me a larger knowledge about where Tanzy came from and who she is. Definitely intense (I think I said that already...but it is!!!), creatively plotted, beautifully written...this book is a must read and I highly recommend. I look forward to seeing where this series leads. 5 Stars.
Started reading because of the horse references and kept reading because the story was so good. Was only planning on the freebie but had to get the whole series. Loved it and wished it continued.
Tanzy has accepted Asher’s proposal and is now in Unseen territory. With Tanzy gone, the rest are very confused and don’t know where to begin to train an army. But the most enlightening thing was all of the secrets that are coming out. Those secrets are going to the death of Tanzy unless her friends can find a way to save her. This is an amazing finally to the Moonlit series. I has the impression that everyone had their own secrets and those secrets are going to change what you think about everyone. I was on the edge of my seat the through the whole book. I was also surprised by some characters and felt sorry when I learned the truth. You HAVE to read this series. Anyone of any age will enjoy it. Make sure to go get your copy today!! I will be following Jadie Jones and looking for her other books. I received Wildwood for free from WOW – Women on Writing in exchange for an honest review.